A SLEAFORD woman will be taking the ultimate plunge this weekend to raise money for a hospital who did so much for her friend.
Jodie Lindsey, accompanied by her brother Liam Osborne, will be taking part in a skydive in memory of friend Mandy Barnes’ baby daughter.
Rubie Maria Barnes was born nearly three months prematurely on August 11 last year at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s neonatal unit, the nearest hospital equipped for very premature babies, but she died just 15 days later of a brain haemorrage.
Mandy, who is now seven months pregnant with a baby boy, said: “Everyone at the hospital was great. They fed me and looked after me and now I want to repay them for everything they did.”
Jodie, who was Rubie’s godmother, will be taking part in the sky dive on Saturday at Chatteris airfield in March, near Peterborough.
She hopes to raise over £1,000 for Bradford’s neo-natal unit.
The jump will take place on what would have been Rubie’s first birthday. It is also hoped that Rubie’s headstone will be erected in Sleaford cemetery on Saturday too.
Any readers who would be interested in sponsoring Jodie, can visit the fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/Rubie-Roo-Barnes